Hi all. With the election in America over thought it might be interesting to do research on president’s that play musical instruments . So I have done some research that I found interesting and entertaining . So I hope this post is presidential.
Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)
He was the 3rd president. He played the violin and cello. I wonder if he played in the white house .
John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)
He was the 6th president. He played the flute
John Tyler (1790-1862)
He was the 10th president. He played the violin.
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
He was the 16th president. He also played the violin.
Chester Alan Arthur (1829-1886)
He was the 21st president after the assassination of president James A. Garfield. He played the banjo.
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1182-1945)
He was the 32nd president. He played piano and sang in school choir.
Warren Harding (1865-192)
He was the 29th president. He organized the citizens cornet band. They were available for both Republican and Democratic rallies.He once commented “I played every instrument but the slide trombone and the E-flat cornet”.
Richard Nixon (1913-1994)
He was the 37th president.He was a classically trained pianist and played accordion.
Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)
He was the 40th president. He played the harmonica and also was an actor.
Bill Clinton (born 1946)
He was the 42nd president. In 1993 the white house and Bill Clinton celebrated the Newport Jazz Festival with a live broadcast from there. president plays the saxophone. He is a big jazz fan.I think he brought mew attention to jazz.
Barack Obama (born 1961)
He is the 44th president. I proclaim he is a vocalist. He may not agree but he is a huge music supporter enthusiast. He is old school, soul blues, R&B, hip hop, wrap and much more. As a sitting president he put out a summer play last. Had numerous artist’s come to the white house. I do think this is part of his legacy as president.
To the future presidents
I truly hope that the future presidents carry on the white house support of music. If you are trying to bring a country together I think you have to support music and the harmony universal language healing and calm music brings to people. Here at rockervera we believe there is no peace and calm without music. Weather you are a president artist performer music doesn’t care what religion color or believes you have. All I know is when someone hears music they relate to there attitude changes and life gets happier. So my hats off to all the musical presidents keep music close and dear to your harts. Please leave a comment or suggestions below. Have a great day!